What made Donita Rose return to movies after 14 years

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 13 2017 02:50 AM

It has been 14 years since she last made a movie. 

So the burning question, at least when she appeared on "Tonight With Boy Abunda," is what made her decide to return to the big screen now and accept a role in "Seven Sundays."

"I was going through something and I was crying in my car," recalled Rose, without going into details. "Nabuhusan ako ng ulan and I just kinda had a breakdown moment. I just said, 'Lord, parang hindi ko na kaya ito. Talagang I need you to help me.' " 

The next day, she shared, she got a call offering her the role as the pregnant wife of Aga Muhlach's character in the family drama. 

"I was just like, 'Wow, Lord. That was fast.' So sobrang grateful ako to be part of this movie." 

The offer also came at a time when she's dealing with the worsening condition of her father, who resides in the US. 

She revealed that her father, who was recently rushed to a hospital, has been exhibiting symptoms of early-onset dementia. 

"Sa awa ng Diyos, he's out of the ICU again and they say that he's alert many times again," she said. 

Rose was on the late-night talk show to promote "Seven Sundays," which made P10 million a day after its premiere Wednesday. 

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, it also stars Ronaldo Valdez, Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil and Cristine Reyes. It centers on a widower who tells his kids that he only has 7 weeks left to live.